Snow management companies are proactive, so you don’t have to be. You already have enough to prepare for at home when the whispers of snow start; leave the snow management at your commercial property to the professionals.
One of the most significant benefits of hiring a commercial snow management company is that they will take care of everything ahead of time, and they’ll be there to remove snow before it gets in the way of your business. To make this possible, snow management companies partner with local meteorologists to stay ahead of the weather forecast.
How Does It Work?
Snow management services are offered on a contract basis, so headed into the winter, the company is aware of all the properties they will need to attend to once the snow starts. To stay ahead of the conditions, some snow management companies hire an in-house meteorologist to track and interpret the weather forecast, while other companies outsource to private forecasting services. No matter which method a snow management company chooses, you can maintain your confidence that your commercial property will remain accessible and open for business, even in inclement weather.
Dispatchers and field supervisors will receive frequent alerts and 365 days of access to daily forecast reports.
How Do Meteorologists Aid Snow Management Companies?
Snow management companies will break down their service areas into zip codes. At the first hint of snow, meteorologists, field supervisors, and dispatch teams will work together to monitor the storm and changing conditions. Commercial properties and parking lots are often pre-treated to prevent ice formation.
Once the team reports at least 3 inches of snowfall in your zip code, the dispatcher will send out a crew to your property. High traffic areas such as entryways, exits, handicap areas, driving lanes, and parking spaces will be given priority. You can expect your crew to spend about 20 minutes at your site per visit, but rest assured, they will make additional visits as needed.
After the initial service call, meteorologists and field supervisors will continue to monitor the weather. If another 3 inches falls before the end of the storm, the crew may return to your property to remove snow from high traffic areas. At the end of the storm, the crew will return to complete the snow management.
For more information about how DMC Commercial Snow Management can help your business stay ahead of the winter elements, inquire about our contract options today!